It’s not my fault. It’s all those foreign foods!
Japan has shabu-shabu & sushi. Mexico has burritos & tacos. Italians have all those delicious pasta dishes. And I thought antipasto was supposed to counter the effects of all that spaghetti but now I’m told it doesn’t. China has real food in China but here we have all you can eat Chinese buffets with heavily breaded particles of protein & French fries. German sausages are to die for, aren’t they? In Canada we have lobster & cod on the east coast. Salmon & oysters on the west coast, Alberta has beef. The French influence on Quebec might be obvious but they’ve got the best pizzas & subs too. Along with poutine! And please, don’t talk to me about India … how can a billion people in India be really skinny, & I can’t pass by an Indian restaurant in the car & not gain? It’s funny how even contemplating a diet, at any level of deprivation, can focus the mind so much on food. Actually, it’s not the least bit funny. It’s just cruel.
I grew up eating a little bread with my butter. And now I can’t even inhale the aroma of freshly baked bread. You could have spuds at every meal & real Irish bacon & cabbage, with heavily buttered floury potatoes. It’s a gourmand’s delight. We have great cultural diversity here, the cuisines of the world are on our doorstep, so I feel obliged to try everything. And, short of chicken feet, I love most things. Mind you, I could probably use more leafy greens in my diet. Though I do use cilantro & basil in sufficient quantity that they might qualify.
And now that I’ve mentioned that … I think it’ll be a Thai Basil Curry for dinner tonight. But is that with, or without, the rice!
TGIF & enjoy the weekend!